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secure by design

Secure by design: a return to a more formal approach? I read an article "? interim cyber security strategy to tackle emerging cyber risks" earlier today and was interested to read towards the end of the article the following comment: "While emerging technologies present significant opportunity, when the development, roll-out and management is not secure by design, the risks can quickly outweigh the benefits"

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General Data Protection Regulations

By now you will have now all heard about the new regulations that come in to force next May that replace the Data Protection Act 1998, even if you don't understand the impact it has on your business. We've written this article in the first instance to help our clients understand the changes in the regulations, but we're sure businesses similar to ours (software development / web development) would benefit from the research we've undertaken, as part of our preparations for next May.

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Should developers trust third-party source code?

I am going to sound like a grumpy old git now, but when I first started developing software the source code was shipped with third party components - Visual Basic Apps (VBA) that later became ActiveXs (OCX) - that enabled developers to patch bugs, etc. When Microsoft introduced ActiveX components - pre-built chunks of code that saved hours of programming - they stopped the release of source code and that for me was the death of third party components.

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pros and cons of agile software development

Whilst researching this article I found the following statement that at first shocked me, but on reflection wasn???t a surprise: According to the Standish Group???s famous CHAOS Report of 2000, 25% of all projects still fail outright through eventual cancellation, with no useful software deployed. Sadly, this represents a big improvement over CHAOS reports from past years. And now there is more evidence of the same kind

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15 years of making complex tasks simple

Simplification of complex procedures is often more challenging than you might first imagine. The first step if to break down the procedure into its simplest components; decompiling each step in order to arrive as a series of micro decisions that ultimately result in a true or false statement. Once you are able to break down a procedure to this level you can rebuild it ??? removing the complexity from the user interface ??? and make a complex task simple.

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clienttestimonials

Thanks very much for all your hard work with the new freetrawl.com system, and throughout the launch period. I know that you have put a huge amount of energy into this project, probably more than we all originally expected! Again, I thank you for thi...

Steve Maxwell Information Technology Manager
Freetrawl

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